What is New Topographics?
New Topographics is the term created in 1975 by William Jenkins to describe photographers whose work was mostly formal black and white images of urban landscapes. He felt their aesthetic was banal, but the photographers felt their compositions were as important as natural landscapes.Artwork by Bernd & Hilla Becher
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Art type that comprises of video/audio data and relies heavily on moving pictures. It came into existence late 1960s, early 1970s as a new technology and an emerging consumer video that was available outside the confines of corporate broadcasting. This art can take many forms that include broadcast recordings, installations viewed in museums or galleries, online streamed works, video tapes and performances that incorporate video monitors, television sets and projections that display sounds or images live or recorded.
Conté is a vivid colored, waxy crayon. Nicolas-Jacques Conte’ invented them in 1795. Artists use sanding pads to sharpen their tips for drawing details, drag them flat on their sides for shading in large areas, and them to blend colors while drawing and sketching.